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This information is intended as a guide for patients and their families, following oesophageal or gastric surgery. Each person’s experience may differ from this guide, depending upon the specific protocols used at different hospitals and how they recover after surgery.

This information is intended as a guide for patients and their families, following pancreatic surgery. Each person’s experience may differ from this guide, depending upon the specific protocols used at different hospitals and how they recover after surgery.

This information is for people who are preparing to undergo a pancreatectomy (removal of the pancreas). This is intended as a general overview of pancreatic surgery.

Pancreatic cancer patients treated by surgeons who performed <4 resections/year were more likely to die from a surgical complication, had higher 1-year mortality, and worse overall survival.

The proportion of people with pancreatic cancer undergoing pancreatectomy varies significantly between regions. Higher resection rates are associated with higher 5-year survival rates.

People with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who are elderly, female, have treatment in a non-teaching facility or have no private insurance have a reduced likelihood of receiving a cytoreductive nephrectomy even though it is strongly associated with improved survival.